Image:Dog kennel Mason.jpg|thumb|A dog sits in front of a typical kennel panel
A '''kennel''' is a structure or shelter for dog
s or cat
s. Used in the plural, ''the kennels'', the term means any building, collection of buildings or a property in which dogs or cats are housed, maintained, and (though not in all cases) bred. A kennel can be made out of various materials, the most popular being wood and canvas.